MODERN PLAYHOUSES: AN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN’S NEW THEATRES, 1945 — 1985

Modern Playhouses: An Architectural History of Britain's New Theatres, 1945 — 1985

By Alistair Fair

  • The first detailed study of the major programme of theatre-building in Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s
  • Focuses on the ideas which shaped their conception, design, and reception, rather than the looks of the buildings themselves
  • Sets theatres in their wider social/urban/political contexts
  • Relates existing knowledge of public architecture to the specific context of theatre-building
  • Based on exhaustive study of archives, many never before examined
  • Includes the National Theatre but avoids a primarily London-centric approach

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Alistair Fair is Lecturer in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh. He specialises in British architecture since the First World War and has published extensively on theatre design.

 

Price: £74.00

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